Software Engineer

MTEQ, Inc. - Lorton, VA3.6

Founded in 1992, MTEQ is a woman-owned business that provides superior Technical Services and Rapid Prototyping support to Government and commercial customers. We have more than 25 years of specialized experience in system development, electronics fabrication, and full-scale tactical prototyping, and systems integration for a variety of defense and commercial applications. MTEQ maintains a high performance culture that emphasizes quality, productivity, process improvement, goal attainment, and the recruitment and development of a superior workforce.

MTEQ is seeking a highly motivated individual who has skills in a myriad of software development disciplines to serve as a key member of our software development team. Primary responsibilities will be designing and developing a scientific web-based database solution exploiting, comparing and analyzing various complex sensor characteristics/traits/performance. Such an individual will be responsible for normalizing scientific data into a relational database, applying scientific calculations, generating graphical data products and developing a web-based UI (User Interface). Candidates must be able to communicate effectively with clients and be attentive to customer satisfaction and will be required to work closely with hardware and systems engineers in a small-team environment.

Required Skills
  • Experience developing software in Python and Java for actual programs/projects (i.e., not academic)
  • Experience/expertise in designing, developing and implementing Web Services and SOAs (Service Oriented Architectures) utilizing protocols, standards and interfaces such as Google Protobufs, XML, XSD, SSL, TLS, TCP/IP
  • Experience/expertise applying mathematic principles via scientific computing solutions (e.g., NumPy, SciPy, MatPlotLib, MATLAB)
  • Experience/expertise designing, developing and implementing applications using SQL database solutions (e.g., MySQL, SQL Server)
  • Affinity to produce and perform in an R&D (Research & Development) environment
  • Strong troubleshooting and debugging skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Create, refine and adhere to formal software development processes
  • Develop software documentation, including user manuals and release notes
  • B.S. in Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or applicable engineering or science field
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance, therefore U.S. Citizenship is required

Desired Skills
  • Experience/expertise designing, developing and implementing applications using NoSQL database solutions (e.g., OrientDB)
  • Experience/expertise designing and developing GUIs
  • Experience/expertise employing complex data types (e.g., queues, stacks, maps, dictionaries, lists, vectors, iterators, sets)
  • Experience/expertise employing industry accepted programming constructs/practices (e.g., MVC [Model/View/Controller], thread pools, abstract class implementations, unit testing, concurrency)
  • Experience/expertise with various IDEs (e.g., Visual Studio, Eclipse, Emacs), code repository software (e.g., Subversion, git), software project management and collaboration solutions (e.g., Redmine, Trac, & JIRA), and bug reporting/tracking tools (e.g., Bugzilla, Tuleap) and automated testing frameworks (e.g., BuildBot & Jenkins)
  • Experience/expertise with various programming and scripting languages (e.g., C++, C#/.NET, C)
  • Cross platform (Linux, Windows) software development experience
  • Hardware and software system integration experience/expertise


Ability to obtain Security clearance preferred. Active Security Clearance a plus


SCHEDULE: Full time

MTEQ is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer



If because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process please send an e-mail to or call (540) 658-2720 Opt 4 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information